Network News: Groups, it’s what’s for winners!

Hey folks.

I want to go over maybe the best feature on the Blood of Kittens Network.

Called Groups

This feature allows any user to create a group for whatever Warhammer purpose they desire. Start by going to the following link by either clicking on the top menu bar the word “Groups” or just simply follow this link.

http://bloodofkittens.com/groups/

Once you are in there you can create a group. When ever you create a group you become the Admin. You will be instantly prompted to give your group a name and short description. Once you do that you will be asked what permission level you want your group set at. Do you want your group to be Public, Private, or Hidden. Here is what you will exactly see when deciding on which one to pick.

Public Groups…

  • Any site member can join this group.
  • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results.
  • Group content and activity will be visible to any site member.

Private Groups…

 

  • Only users who request membership and are accepted can join the group.
  • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results.
  • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

Hidden Groups…

  • Only users who are invited can join the group.
  • This group will not be listed in the groups directory or search results.
  • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

So depending on your needs these preferences are pretty standard. Just decide what you want for your group. If you want to make a group for people to talk about their love of Space Wolves best to make it public. If are running a campaign or something that is regional, private settings are best– you don’t want everyone joining in and dropping random two cents. Hidden groups are great for gaming clubs that have strict invite requirements, as well hidden groups can be turned into private or public if say you have group project you kept hidden to eventually become public.

Also in Group Settings Screen you will have a check box where you can decide if you want forums or not. Typically group forum box should always clicked, but if the propose of the group is just to gather fans or is not concerned about content then not checking this box might be a good idea. A good example is a podcast that already has a full-fledged forum and just wants to do some cross promotion on Blood of Kittens.

After you select your settings you will be moved on to Avatar selection. Now I suggest you get a good pic because the default ones are really lame on purpose.

After you select the avatar you will see an invite screen. This where you can send notifications to other users asking them join your group.

So now that you have a group what next?

Well you need to promote this thing. If you are the group admin you will have a few features to play with.

First one is Share

If you click share a small drop down menu will appear. Here you can tweet, facebook, digg, buzz, or email whatever you want about your new group.

The next thing is Admin

Here you can go and change any setting you did at creation. As well as some other features. Namely manager your members. Here you can make members moderators, or admins, or even demote yourself. If you have a private or hidden forum you can also manage people requesting to join your group. Finally you can also delete your group at anytime. Just remember you will lose any content you may have had.

The next thing after Admin is Documents here you can upload pretty much any non multimedia file. So if you have an army list you want people to look at put it here. If you have fiction you made for your army put it here.

After documents is Forums which you can play around with, but going over it requires another post hehe.

After forums is Members which allows you to see all the members that have joined your group and if you see anyone you want to become friends there is a link for that.

The last feature you can apply to your group is Links. This allows you integrate any link you want your members to see. As well these links depending on your settings will show in your activity field.

Well that is pretty much the short and dirty version of how groups work. Please give it a try!

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Author: TastyTaste

Creator of this Pretty Monster known as Blood of Kittens. 40k fanatic been in the game since 1989 and loving every second of it. Always remember don't hate the player hate the game

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